Your Perspective


Your Perspective: festivals and freelancing in the cultural field

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Date(s) - 11/06/2019
17:15 - 19:00

T0.05 Grote zaal/MCW LAB


Working in an office for 40 hours a week doesn’t sound appealing to you? Maybe a more dynamic environment suits you better. This Your Perspective is all about working for festivals and freelancing in the cultural field. 

What is it like to constantly work for different employers and organizations? Can you make a living out of it? Is it inspiring to work with artists and performers? We will discuss these and other questions with Faculty of Humanities alumni on June 11.


Iris Nieuwenhuizen (BA English Language and Culture ’16 and MA Literature Today ’17)
Iris works as project officer at Passionate Bulkboek, an organisation that promotes reading and literature to children and young adults. Passionate Bulkboek organises events such as Geen Daden Maar Woorden Festival (a festival during which young literary talent is showcased), Inktaap (a literary prize, winner is chosen by high school students) and Write Now! (national writing competition for young writers aged 15-24).

Anna van der Weij (RMA Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies ’17)
Anna has been employed at the Utrecht Early Music Festival since 2014. She has also had jobs at a number of music and film festivals (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Imagine Film Festival, Música Temprana) where she was location manager and production assistant, among other things.

Lane Reckman (BA Media & Culture ‘16)
Lane is a freelance tour, stage and event manager and works in pre-production and artist handling in the music industry. She is tourmanager for My Baby and Triomph, 90’s NOW, Zer00’s Her00’s, 80’s Verantwoord, did artist production for Here Comes the Summer Festival 2019 and does the production and promotion for Popronde Utrecht. Recently, Lane won the incentive prize IJzeren Eierbal. That means she is the best ‘rookie’ in Dutch music Industry.

Guido Jansen (BA Media & Culture ’12 and MA Theatre Studies ’13)
Guido is a freelance theatre scholar, coordinator and dramaturg. Guido primarily works as a coordinator of various events, such as after talks, workshops, reflection sessions and (academic) conferences. He is also a lecturer, speaker and moderator. Guido currently works as coordinator of the international program at SPRING Performing Arts Festival and does research into the cross-sections between theatre, digital media and games in collaborations with performance makers and academics. 

Roos Hollander (BA Art History ’09 and RMA Art History of the Low Countries ’11)
Roos works as a freelance art historian and is curator at the Amsterdam Light Festival. She has also worked at a number of exhibitions and museums, like the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Centraal Museum in Utrecht.


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